SIA interpretation: Girl with a Pearl Earring

It’s time for my interpretation for this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge! SIA co-founder, Salazar, from 14 Shades of Grey, chose Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665. Salazar and I have both been lucky enough to see this iconic painting in person at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague, Netherlands.

The deadline this week to participate was a day earlier than normal this week, as Salazar is doing this while on vacation! She will have the round-up post ready to go today on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey.

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer, ca. 1665

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer, ca. 1665

Where to start for inspiration with this iconic painting? The earrings, of course! 🙂 I don’t have any pearl earrings in the teardrop shape (yet), so I went instead with my large pearl stud earrings from Abu Dhabi (the UAE is famous for its pearls, and pearls are my favorite gemstones). Next came the head scarf, and the yellow, white, and navy pattern of this scarf went the best with the colors in the inspiration painting.

Overall, I went more with the yellow and gold tones in the painting (my scarf, cardigan, and gold Rhea flip flops), but there’s blue in there in the head scarf and in my denim skirt. I don’t really have anything in that cornflower blue shade in the painting. My ivory blouse mimicked the peek of ivory visible around the girl’s neck.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation, Girl with a Pearl Earring

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow + denim casual outfit

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow + denim casual outfit

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow + denim casual outfit

We did the obligatory head shots to echo the painting, as you can see below. I tried to keep my expression kind of soft and hopeful, like the girl in the painting, but that didn’t last long… Sam soon had me cracking up! 😀

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation, Girl with a Pearl Earring

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation, Girl with a Pearl Earring

The setting for these photos is the front door and archway of our new home. The painting has a black background, so our black front door felt like a good backdrop for photos, plus the arch of the porch made a nice “frame” for my outfit. 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow + denim casual outfit

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow + denim casual outfit

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow + denim casual outfit

Please stop by 14 Shades of Grey for the SIA round-up, and also visit fellow SIA co-host Erin @ Loop Looks. I’ll be curating the next SIA challenge next week, so stay tuned! 🙂


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8 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: Girl with a Pearl Earring

  1. Irina

    I like this outfit. I think this outfit would look better with different shoes (flip flops making this look to plain), but your current shoes match your scarf perfectly.
    P.S. I am also from Tacoma 🙂

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      To each her own! There were several shoe options that could have gone with this outfit, but I picked the strappy gold flip flops because (a) I hadn’t gotten to wear them yet, and I just unpacked them!, and (b) they still tie in with the color scheme but put the focus up top where all the pattern-mixing is going on.

      And yay Tacoma! 🙂

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Thanks, Ruth! You’re also most welcome to join in the Style Imitating Art (SIA) fun! The challenges are biweekly and go up on the co-hosts’ blogs on Mondays (challenges 1 week and then interpretations the next). I’m one of the co-hosts, so Monday posts are always SIA-themed 🙂

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